Osaka Gas is a leading energy supplier in Japan with a history going back more than one century. Founded in 1897 and beginning operations in 1905, the company serves 7 million natural gas customers in the Kansai Region of central Japan, including the urban centers of Osaka, where the company is headquartered, Kobe and Kyoto. It is the second largest domestic supplier, accounting for 24% of all natural gas sold in Japan. Today, the company's businesses can be categorized broadly into domestic energy, environmental and non-energy, and international energy.
Osaka Gas has developed a strong international focus on all sectors of the oil and gas industry: upstream—exploration and production; midstream—transportation, storage, and wholesale marketing to other utilities; and downstream—distribution and marketing to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.